Chainsaw blood splatter
Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:04 PM
My initial thought is a large well soaked paint brush flicked so as to cause a splatter, but I don't know.
Ideally I would like to try one of those old standard shots of the shadow of victim and killer as the killer lowers a chainsaw, then splatter the blood onto the wall in their cast shadow.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:45 PM
Every blood effect I've witnessed on set has used different techniques, often for the same effect. You might consider different brushes or even a syringe or turkey baster (again, I'm not an FX guy).
Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:51 PM
I would use a pump up bug sprayer for the blood and a bucket with a mix of fake blood, plaster chips, gelatin and crape hair scooped out and hand tossed by grips wearing plastic raincoats and rubber gloves. Set the FX equipment just behind the lights and use a longer lens so you can set the camera back out of the way ORRR cover it with a rain Barney and with any luck some of the blood will splash on the front optical glass which would look REAL cool.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:34 AM
A paint sprayer could work for ya, with some kind of thin nozzle to spread it
Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:53 AM
ORRR cover it with a rain Barney and with any luck some of the blood will splash on the front optical glass which would look REAL cool.
Worked in Children of Men! I think JSB is onto something here: including differently-originated "chunks" of splatter could add a sick, visceral touch to the blood splatter. "Shock value" doesn't have any value unless it catches your audience by surprise....
Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:30 AM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:12 AM
Flying human matter is very appealing. Good call there!
Crystal, there is something wonderfully demented about your weed whacker idea.
I don?t have a weed whacker, but along the same lines I can see a roller pan of raw chicken skin and blood soaked pork rinds being flung by a high speed drill with a wire brush attachment on it working out rather well.
The thoughts on shock element as well as the filter or rain Barney suggestions are great too.
If I can get that initial wall splatter, but also bring the gore closer to the audience by shooting through and unexpectedly splattering a pane of glass, then it might be that much more visually exciting while also inexpensively providing a means for protecting the camera.
Thank you all.
Posted 01 December 2007 - 02:17 AM
I hope i can help in anyway, as i said.
just try it and please keep m e updated on how it went.